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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

Global unions call for urgent ILO intervention in Algeria 2020-02-15 [IndustriALL]
PSI denounces ongoing repression against independent unions 2020-02-12 [PSI]
Crackdown on independent trade unions 2020-02-06 [Open Democracy]


Angola

Trabalhadores da ELISAL voltam a queixar-se de atrasos e ... 2020-05-04 [Novo Jornal]
Angolan railway workers strike over better pay, conditions 2019-01-26 [Africa News]
Higher education teacher's union threaten strike in October 2017-09-20 [Xinhua]


Benin

Backdoor privatisation of education under COVID-19 2020-04-09 [Education international website]
Urgent regional cooperation needed to tackle rising piracy attacks in Gulf of Guinea 2019-11-11 [ITF]
Unions agree to cooperate 2018-07-21 [IndustriALL]


Botswana

Precarious working conditions of diamond cutting and polishing workers in Botswana expose jewellery brands 2020-06-27 [IndustriALL]
BOSETU awaits report amid Wintry Covid-19 re-opening 2020-06-25 [The Monitor]
No overtime for COVID-19 workers 2020-05-14 [The Patriot]


Burkina Faso

Women stone crushers vulnerable to COVID-19 2020-06-03 [BWI]
Health and safety issues to be addressed before schools reopen 2020-05-06 [EI]
IUF affiliates take the lead in organizing worker safety and protection 2020-05-03 [IUF]


Burundi

Media freedom at stake ahead of presidential elections 2020-04-18 [IFJ]
education unionists mobilise to raise awareness of the risks associated with COVID-19 and call for urgent action 2020-04-06 [Education international website]
IFJ condemns arrest of broadcast journalist 2019-05-08 [IFJ]


Cameroon

The resumption of face-to-face classes without proper preliminary planning endangers teachers and students alike 2020-06-04 [Education international]
The resumption of face-to-face classes without proper preliminary planning endangers teachers and students alike 2020-06-02 [Education International]
Hundreds infected, several dead: How COVID-19 has affected the unsung essential workers in retail 2020-05-23 [The National Post]


Cape Verde

Gov't approves creation of unemployment benefits, reviews labour code 2016-01-06 [macauhub]
SOCIAL PROTECTION IN CABO VERDE: THE LITTLE ARCHIPELAGO THAT COULD 2015-06-08 [Equal Times]


Chad

Jailed journalist on hunger strike to protest against 'judicial manipulation' 2020-03-06 [IFJ]
A quarterly trade union newsletter resulting from successful development cooperation 2019-05-25 [EI]
Labor Unions End 5-Month Strike Amid Talks With Government 2018-10-27 [Bloomberg]


Comoros


Congo


Cote Divoire

US kicks against child labour as it investigates cocoa supply chain 2020-04-01 [Ventures]
Grève aux impôts, la FESY-DGI a déposé son préavis et ... 2019-09-01 [Koaci]
La COSEFCI suspend à nouveau son mot d’ordre de grève pour 3 mois 2019-06-03 [Initiative]


Djibouti

ITUC demands an end to repression against teachers and railway workers 2019-07-10 [ITUC]
Teachers are being unfairly imprisoned 2019-06-28 [Education International]
Citizens outraged at cheap labour deportation 2017-09-29 [IOL]


Egypt

Labour discrimination at LafargeHolcim 2020-07-01 [BWI]
Security forces raid newsroom and arrest senior journalist 2020-06-27 [IFJ]
Egypt: Security forces raid newsroom and arrest senior journalist 2020-06-26 [IFJ]


Equatorial Guinea

Free Ramón Esono Ebalé! 2017-12-06 [Equal Times]
INVESTMENT IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA WILL NOT END HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES 2015-06-24 [Equal Times]


Eritrea

Eritreans hopeful after ‘historic’ Canadian ruling 2020-03-29 [New Frame]
President Held Discussions With Workers' Organizations 2017-04-08 [Shabait]
Africans to sue Canadian mining firm for alleged abuses 2016-10-08 [The Times-Union]


Ethiopia

Ethiopian unions campaign for Covid-19 awareness 2020-06-15 [IndustriALL]
ACT initiative: a potential strategy for living wages in Ethiopia 2020-02-27 [IndustriALL]
Garment workers in Ethiopia need strong unions 2019-12-03 [IndustriALL]


Gabon

Teachers support governmental initiative for education to continue through distance learning 2020-04-23 [Education International]
Oil workers' strike halts Vaalco terminal output 2019-03-28 [Reuters]
Oil workers suspend VAALCO terminal strike 2019-03-28 [NASDAQ]


Gambia

Social dialogue at heart of COVID-19 response 2020-06-18 [Education International]
Ex-president Jammeh must be tried for the murder of journalist and union leader 2019-07-26 [IFJ]
Union at forefront of push for authorities to strengthen press freedom 2019-06-28 [IFJ]


Ghana

End social distancing in commercial buses, we need our money – GPRTU to govt 2020-06-05 [Ghanaweb]
GJA President worried about poor standards 2020-06-05 [Ghanaweb]
Covid-19: TUC urge employers to provide workers with PPEs 2020-05-14 [TUC website]


Guinea-Bissau

Public workers end strike in Guinea-Bissau after pay deal 2018-08-03 [The Daily Mail]
Civil servants strike over salary increase demands 2018-07-25 [Africa News]
No news in Guinea-Bissa as public media workers join strike 2018-07-18 [Vanguard]


Kenya

Protect Workers 2020-06-27 [COTU]
COTU(K) Demands Funds to Shield Workers 2020-06-13 [COTU]
Patients on their own as medics go on strike 2020-06-10 [The Standard]


Lesotho

Nurses quarantined over Covid-19 2020-06-25 [Lesotho Times]
Nurses give Majoro seven days to fix their problems 2020-06-18 [Lesotho Times]
Lesotho Garment Workers Strike, Win Back Pay 2020-06-17 [Solidarity Center]


Liberia

‘We are workers, not heroes’ 2020-05-04 [GNN]
Teacher union provides educators with vital personal protective equipment 2020-04-15 [Education international website]
FUN wants collaborative planning for future of fragile agri-sector 2020-04-09 [The observer]


Libya

BWI condemns detention and abuse of Egyptian workers in Libya 2020-06-24 [BWI]
DemocracyWatch: Imagine living through civil war as well as the pandemic 2020-05-20 [Opendemocracy]
Locked up with no escape: refugees and migrants in Libya face bombs,virus and everything in between 2020-05-18 [Opendemocracy]


Madagascar

Unions in Madagascar protest against forced leave 2020-05-28 [IndustriALL]
IndustriALL urges Madagascar to ratify C176 2020-03-24 [IndustriALL]
Fighting gender inequality and violence in Madagascar 2020-03-10 [IndustriALL]


Malawi

Coronavirus leaves Malawi’s health workers facing threats and social stigma 2020-05-14 [Guardian]
Health workers protest against lack of protective gear 2020-04-15 [Aljazeera]
Teachers’ strike and student support force government to pay salary arrears 2020-01-31 [EI]


Mali

Kayes: les Syndicats de l’Education en grève de 72h 2019-11-30 [Ici Lome]
Seven teachers abducted from their school by Jihadist group 2019-10-27 [EI]
Rail workers get ITF union support after deadly hunger strike 2019-03-25 [ITF]


Mauritania

Kinross Gold Corporation must ensure workers’ health and safety during Covid-19 crisis 2020-05-09 [IndustriALL]
Extraction aurifère: l'ultimatum des travailleurs de Tasiast ... 2019-08-20 [Le 360]
Workers likely to return later on Sunday 2018-03-21 [Steel Guru]


Mauritius

Pre-Budget 2020-2021 Consultations - Meeting With Trade Unions 2020-05-21 [allAfrica]
CMWEU aids unpaid and COVID-19-vulnerable workers 2020-05-03 [BWI]
Protecting workers’ rights during lockdown in Mauritius 2020-04-16 [IndustriALL]


Morocco

Education unions successful in stopping support to private schools during the COVID-19 crisis 2020-06-05 [Education international]
The hardship of foreign migrants in Morocco 2020-05-27 [North African Journal]
Education unions successful in stopping support to private schools during the COVID-19 crisis 2020-05-13 [Education International]


Mozambique

SNJ organizes training on COVID-19 coverage 2020-05-23 [IFJ]
Community radio journalist still missing while authorities offer no help 2020-05-12 [IFJ]
Unions in Mozambique empowering workers 2019-12-04 [IndustriALL]


Namibia

Union binds company to agreement on workers’ safety and wages 2020-05-23 [BWI]
Workers claim unfair lockdown dismissal 2020-05-10 [The Namibian]
Union discusses COVID-19 impact on workers 2020-05-07 [BWI]


Niger

An intolerable situation for more than 2,500 teachers 2020-06-04 [Education international]
An intolerable situation for more than 2,500 teachers 2020-06-03 [EI]
Oil workers decry nonpayment of terminal benefits 10 years after sack 2020-02-25 [The New Telegraph]


Nigeria

No going back on strike in Cross River – NLC 2020-06-29 [Punch]
Cross River NLC, TUC disagree over June 29 strike 2020-06-29 [Blueprint]
Nigeria police rescue workers 'locked in rice factory 2020-06-24 [BBC News]


Rwanda

Rwandan union maximises communication platforms to reach out 2020-06-03 [BWI]
Fresh appeal for new minimum wage on Labour Day 2019-05-02 [Xinhua]
Labour union demands better safety for miners 2018-06-10 [The New Times]


Sao Tome and Principe


Senegal

Union’s dialogue with company secures more protection for workers 2020-05-28 [BWI]
Recovering education at all levels while saving lives 2020-05-09 [EI]
SNTC welcomes income guarantees for workers 2020-04-18 [BWI]


Seychelles

Hardship for foreign workers in Seychelles after value of rupee drops 2020-05-09 [Seychelles News Agency]


Sierra Leone

SANparks employees plan to embark on nationwide strike 2019-09-13 [The Times]
Increasing cost of living pushes workers in glass sector to strike 2019-08-26 [The Times]
On Labour Day…….. Workers Praise President Bio 2019-05-05 [Global Times]


Somalia

Somaliland: Media crackdown intensifies as TV stations raided and shut down by police 2020-06-30 [IFJ]
Journalist stabbed to death in Mogadishu 2020-05-07 [IFJ]
IFJ commends declaration to decriminalise journalism and freedom of expression in Somalia 2020-05-06 [IFJ]


South Africa

Too little teaching, planning and too few classrooms - teachers' survey raises alarm 2020-07-02 [News24]
Report shines spotlight on 'extreme violations' of nurses rights 2020-07-02 [The Mercury]
COSATU condemns Zionist regime on planned annexation of West Bank and Jordan Valley 2020-07-02 [COSATU]


South Sudan

Sowing the seeds of peace in South Sudan 2019-04-17 [Equal Times]
Oil employees call off deliberate strike 2019-03-19 [Brinkwire]
South Sudan: Pythagoras in the trenches 2017-08-10 [Equal Times]


Swaziland

“We will be killed by hunger before the coronavirus gets us” 2020-05-06 [IndustriALL]
Wanderers players on strike 2020-03-06 [Swazi Observer]
RSSC opens up, invites all stakeholders 2019-12-20 [Swazi Observer]


Sudan

Media crackdown escalates amid Covid-19 pandemic 2020-06-11 [IFJ]
Communist Party of Sudan decries dissolution of unions 2020-01-10 [Radio Dabanga]
African journalists strongly condemn dissolution of Sudanese journalists’ union as a gross human rights violation 2019-12-17 [IFJ]


Tanzania

Tanzanian union goes digital to organize, defend workers’ rights 2020-06-16 [IndustriALL]
Union in Tanzania stops attempt to cut wages 2020-06-10 [IndustriALL]
Union inspects COVID-19 measures at cement plants 2020-05-07 [BWU]


Togo

Health workers intensify calls on government to address deplorable conditions 2018-04-02 [PSI]
Togo unionists poised for week-long strike 2018-03-18 [journalducameroun]
Healthcare workers join strike as protests mount 2018-02-01 [News 24]


Tunisia

Biggest Gas Field Halted as Workers Strike 2020-06-04 [Canada.com]
53% of migrants lost jobs in Tunisia in COVID-19 lockdown 2020-05-26 [Infomigrants]
Garment workers strike over dismissals of union leaders 2020-05-20 [IndustriALL]


Uganda

Union fights Covid-19 pay cuts 2020-05-06 [IFJ]
Workers of Uganda unite, you have everything to gain 2020-04-26 [Monitor]
Flower workers' union fighting against total collapse 2020-04-22 [IUF]


Western Sahara

National Teacher's Day commemorated in the Wilaya of Aaiun 2019-01-02 [SPS]
UGTSARIO celebrates National Day of Sahrawi Workers 2018-10-21 [SPS]
Sahrawi Lawyers Union denounces plunder of Western Sahara resources 2018-01-03 [SPS]


Zambia

Mukuka can’t continue as ZCTU SG when his primary employer has fired him – Govt 2020-06-27 [Diggers News]
Union intervenes to release mineworkers from Covid-19 quarantine camp 2020-06-03 [IndustriALL]
ZCTU urges govt to waive electricity, water bills 2020-04-25 [The Mast]


Zimbabwe

Journalists beaten and humiliated by security forces 2020-07-01 [IFJ]
Trade unions win court battle on school re-opening 2020-06-30 [Education International]
Nurses reject pay rise offer 2020-06-29 [Newsdze]
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